The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PRINCE2 Certification
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 116 87
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 13 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.80% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.34% 4.09% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 25
Median daily rate £463 £450 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +16.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £338 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -12.65% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% -13.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £22.16 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.65% -19.40%  

PRINCE2 Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 389 587 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.38% 19.68% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 326 286
Median daily rate £413 £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 34
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

PRINCE2 Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PRINCE2 Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands

PRINCE2 Certification
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull - 3 £421 -
Coventry +16 2 £488 -
Birmingham +7 2 £538 +2.38% 1
Staffordshire +2 2 £338 +3.84%
Worcestershire +12 1 £175 -56.25%
Warwickshire +8 1 - - 1
PRINCE2 Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification.

1 31 (86.11%) PRINCE2
2 20 (55.56%) Project Management
3 11 (30.56%) Finance
4 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (25.00%) ITIL
6 7 (19.44%) PRINCE
7 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.89%) PMO
8 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
8 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
8 4 (11.11%) Degree
8 4 (11.11%) QA
8 4 (11.11%) Migration
9 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (8.33%) Cisco
9 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.33%) Change Management
9 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) Project Governance
9 3 (8.33%) Service Design
10 2 (5.56%) Business Transformation
10 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
10 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
10 2 (5.56%) Local Government
10 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
10 2 (5.56%) Retail

PRINCE2 Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) LAN
1 2 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.78%) WLAN
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Automotive
2 2 (5.56%) Local Government
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Polish Language
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Project Manager
2 4 (11.11%) Coordinator
2 4 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
2 4 (11.11%) Transition Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Procurement Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Procurement Project Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) IT Manager
4 2 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) PMO Coordinator
4 2 (5.56%) Project Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Service Design Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.78%) Handset
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) PRINCE2
2 20 (55.56%) Project Management
3 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (25.00%) ITIL
5 7 (19.44%) PRINCE
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
8 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.33%) Change Management
8 3 (8.33%) Project Governance
8 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 3 (8.33%) Service Design
9 2 (5.56%) Business Transformation
9 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
9 2 (5.56%) ERP
9 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma
9 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.56%) PMP
4 1 (2.78%) ECDL
4 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) PMO
2 4 (11.11%) QA
3 1 (2.78%) GDPR
3 1 (2.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) NetApp